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that photototof netanyahu and obama sitting on the couch in the white house? >> the oval office. >> do you remember that? >> sure. being lectured. >> the whole body posture and so forth. but some of the video emerging from this trip is so authentic and even the words of netanyahu describing obama and what he means, what obama means to him in this relationship. a true friend. it was very authentic. >> yes, i think it was. and i think they did have, for the first time really, the kind of environment and personal contact within that environment that made this all possible, and they all both know, and certainly they know how important a good personal relationship is on an issue as complicated and as difficult here. that is an essential way to be able to resolve it. >> john, let's get beyond -- >> do you give the obamas credit for working it out that way? >> yes, i think they both deserve credit but i think the president made a major step forward. a, in the visit. he had not visited before, b, in terms of the tone, and c -- >> you know netanyahu well. netanyahu has some rough edges. obama's rou
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barack obama has let jordan at the end of his visit to the middle east. the white house had set low expectations for this trip. the main purpose seemed to be reasewering israel that the u.s. is a committed ally. looking back now on president obama's four-day tour. >> looking at the pictures you might think president obama was simply on holiday, touring the ancient city of petra in jordan. in israel, marveling at the dead sea scrolls. but these visits were carefully crafted events meant to send a message to israelis about his correction -- connection to the land they believe dates back to biblical times. the support is believed to be what pushed israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to apologize to turkish prims recep tayyip erdogan about the raid. supporters at the israeli expandoes killed nine turks aboard an aid ship carrying activists trying to end the blockade against the -- against the gaza strip. >> it's in the interest of the united states that they begin this process of getting their relationship back in order. >> the entire focus of the president's trip was to strengthe
. there are reports that president obama wants to leave the white house to talk stronger gun control laws, which he talked about in his weekly address. >> today, there's still genuine disagreement among well-meaning people what steps we should take to reduce the epidemic of gun violence in this country. but you, the american people, have spoken. you have made it clear that it's time to do something. >> when congress comes back, they will tackle two of the most contentious issues, the budget and gun violence. erroll lewis the political anchor of new york one news and jonathan allen, senior washington correspondent for politico. good to see both of you. jonathan, let start with you. the senate's marathon vote-a-rama, thaerz called, resulted in a budget, the first one that passed that body in four years but as democratic senator tom harkin put it to the "new york times," "we all know this will come to naught. the house will pass a budget, we will pass a budget and we will never agree on it." . why does the senate agree with the charade? >> i'm glad you used the word shar raid. in the senate, 100 votes
. rahm is the mayor of chicago. he's been the white house chief of staff under president obama, a member of congress from illinois and special counsel to president clinton in the white house. he's famously profane, enormously confident, he speaks and moves fast. a few more things to know about him, he lost part of a finger after a meat slicer accident while working at arby's. he's trained in ballet. and actually moves like a dancer. it's more of a glide than a walk. even when he's about to close the door in your face. he is the first mayor of chicago not named daly in 22 years. and it willy, to his sorrow, frustration and consternation, chicago has become the poster city for gun violence. you've got kids killing each other in your city, and that's a big deal. on top of everything else in your life, that goes to sleep with you every night and it's here with you in this room right now. >> well, yes. i wake up, the first thing i get is the overnight of what happened. i make it a purpose, which is not done, never done, i call each of the families whose kids have been victims one way or the o
-palestinian issue? >> he gave netanyahu a green light with regards to iran, i think he put a white flag with the palestinian thing. every president comes in his they are going to have peace. in his first term it's only going to take a year. i think president obama understands how complicated the issue is. they have been fighting since the old testament and i don't think it's likely anything is going to happen. he puts the white flag up for that one. >> arthel: let's talk about jordan because you've got 400,000 syrians depending on which report you read fleeing there. one of rebels seized one of the major defense bases which is near the jordanian border. how do you think it will affect his relationship with king abdullah? >> in this regard, they don't want a lot of blood on this. president obama understands that the syrian situation could get a lot worse. all of various groups fighting assad of syria. they want assad to go. they also potentially bring that violence across the border from syria into lebanon and most particularly into jordan. i think obama was trying to have a better relat
that israel, worse than any ally has been treated. white house has treated them like a beggar. >> sean: why would israel, why would the prime minister who is a very smart man. would he or should he trust obama? i wouldn't trust him if i were him. >> he has to say publicly he does. i don't know what is going on behind the scenes. >> sean: i think it's for public consumption. >> i think netanyahu is a smart guy and making a case and making it clear if he has to he will act unilaterally that could bring president obama in. i'm sure that net snet very concerned. >> sean: he left netanyahu in the white house and said, if you change your mind and come and get me. then he left. then something that the suns united states said never do go back to the '67 borders and nicolas sarkozy says net assassinate liar. i got a deal with him every week. that was pretty rude, too. >> netanyahu is a big boy. what concerns him is what does that show about president obama's real instincts. is he going to war with iran in defense of a country -- that is what netanyahu has to worry about. if to publicly treat netanya
the republic's plan that calls for more spending cuts. neither bill is likely to make it to president obama's desk, but they set the stage for talks. >>> and a few fours, president obama will board air force one and head home. cnn's chief white house correspondent is traveling with the president as she reports the president's visit comes at a critical moment. >> reporter: the final stop, a visit with jordon's king abdullah. whaeufplt i remember is his majesty was kind enough to personally drive me to the airport. i won't tell you how fast he was going, but secret service i don't think could keep up. >> reporter: close u.s. ally is facing new strain. political pressure as one of the only royals still standing after the arab spring, and economic troubles made worse with more than 400,000 syrian refugees fleeing to safety here, and yet president obama showed support but arrived late due to a sand storm earlier in the day. to the kingdom of jordon he announced an additional $2 million of u.s. aid. >> i am confident assad will go. it's not a question of if, it's when. >> asked how that will happ
this hour from a whil wind four-day visit to the middle east. >> mr. obama made stops in israel, the west bank and jordan. cnn's chief national correspondent john king is in amman and joins us live. john, nice to see you. it's pretty low expectations for this trip. the white house careful not to really set a bar very high. any surprises come out of it? >> i think they set that bar so low so they knew they could jump it. there were surprises. the best test is not how high the president feels about improving relationships with netanyahu or giving speech to a people that was well received. first a sober discussion about the syrian refugee crisis and going to petra to visit the ancient ruins. he may feel he's in better standing with the israelis and the prime minister, the question is, every american president in my lifetime has picked up this ball, the middle east peace process and tried to deal with it. bill clinton years on it, george w. bush at the end of his term. we'll see if president obama has success. he came here with a somewhat dysfunctional relationship with the israeli prime mini
obama's role in making that happen. >> warner: judy, the white house, the administration has been working for over two years to try to heel this rift, but it became important as the syria conflict got more serious in the neighborhood, because in the absence of going in in thely, the president is trying to all the neighbors as we know in the region to assist with refÑg es, to assist with figuring out where the chemical weapons are, to try to figure out which islamist forces might be gaining ground among the rebel forces. it's very complicated. and to have two of america's three staunchest, best, sort of security and intelligence allies in the region not speaking has been a huge, huge problem. so, the president-- john kerry, when he went to archg raon his maten trip as secretary of state, talkedded to erdjuan, and the president when he got here at his very first meeting with netanyahied with brought it up, and has been working it we're told each time they met. so it was set up that they went to the airport. they had a trailer set up, and netanyahi and obama went in and the call was
is the blue regeneration which was the generation that inherited the feminist revolution was 80% white. the generation of young people today is far more diversified and there are a lot of young african-american, asian-american, indian american, hispanics who voted for obama or very much responsible for the reelection of obama and are helping to mentor younger poor women which were left out of the first feminist revolution. poor women really didn't have a lot to do for them or even lower middle-class. there was a lot of argument and tension about it but they didn't get included a lot and neither did women of color. but now it is much more horizontal in that way. one of the things i find exciting is young women starting at 18 and 22 to try to help younger poor women to learn code, learn how to do code and web site and a skill like the typing of the past that allows them to get into low-level positions and move up because they now know the technology of the future. >> the marxist that betty undoubtedly was would have been ostracized and killed in 1962. remember joseph mccarthy. there is n
. once pitting the white house against half of capitol hill and the millions of americans against it the affordable healthcare act or obama care turned three years old today. while some of the law has already taken effect the price tag hangs in the balance and it is huge by any measure, democrat or republican. with the stroke of a pen on march 23, 2010 after months of bitter debating in congress president obama made it the signature achievement of his first term. it faced numerous appeal attempts and seen a supreme court challenge. john boehner saying when democrats rammed obama care through congress three years ago they did so with a host of promises that are proving more empty by the day. instead of keeping the coverage they have an estimated 7 million americans are at risk of losing health insurance ." then the president marking the day by praising the law saying this in part "the affordable healthcare act will give hard working middle class families the healthcare security they deserve and protect every american from the worst insurance company abuses." all this as preparation
virtually no other country in the world does that. president barack obama himself has and then into more than a little bit of drug use in his time. he has admitted to using marijuana and cocaine in his years. and if he hadn't been raised by white grandparents in hawaii, if he hadn't done much with his illegal drug use, and predominantly white college campuses and universities, if he had been raised in the hood, the odds are good. he would've been stopped, he would have been frisked and searched. he would have been caught. far from being the president of the united states to come he might not even have the right to vote depending on the state he lives in. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> are you interested in being a part of our new online book club? each month, we will discuss a different book and author. this month we will discuss michelle alexander's the new jim crow. maximum incarceration. post post your thoughts on twitter with the hash tag on your book. on tuesday, join us for a book discussion. via twitter, facebook, order book to get c-span.org for
. >> then you're saying that this trip obviously had a big impact at a time when we know that this white house, for example, asked israel to go back to the borders, when it went to cairo first to speak to the muslim community out there and many jewish leaders were concerned that mr. obama was basically putting israel on the back burner. but you're saying now that you think things have really changed? >> it is very true and you mentioned manies a aspects of it during his first term, the president did make many mistakes articles his approach and relationship with israel is concerned. the demand of a total freeze of settlements, a demand for a return to the '67 bored percent and creating that space between israel and the united states, which actually enabled many of our enemies to infiltrate, manipulate and behave in ways which they wouldn't if they felt that bond was still very strong. i think the president realized, while there are enormous issues on the table, iran issue, syrian issue, israeli/palestinian conflict, the main issues, as far as israelis are concerned, with the relationship betwee
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